On May 13, 2020, we lost a valuable and knowledgeable friend and member, Bob Sterner. He was 92 years young. As we were under safe-distancing protocols, only a few members were allowed a very short time at the visitation held at the Miller Jones Mortuary in Hemet. A few of our members brought their Model A’s and Model T’s to pay tribute for Bob’s love of the antique automobiles. An Army Veteran, Bob was laid to rest with full military honors at the Riverside National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day.
He had an immense knowledge of our often #%*^@!! antique cars and his generosity in providing the basic "how to fix" advice to keep them running was most beneficial. Bob is a long-time Cruisin A's Club member and one of the first members to shake our hand and welcome us. He had a witty sense of humor and was always quick to present you with a funny riddle. Among his many friends who will miss him greatly, Dennis and Ruth Jenison have written the following memories of a wonderful 50 year friendship with Bob:
The club celebrated the 2019 Christmas season with a "pot-luck" dinner at Jean and Bill's home. New officers were officially installed and certificates were handed out to the previous year's officers. We enjoyed a popular "White Elephant" gift exchange, talked, laughed, photographed each other, ate a wonderful dinner and desserts, and enjoyed our fellowship together.
While traveling through Michigan the wife and I stopped at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The Gilmore has a large Ford Model A display. It also has many other displays of old classic cars and we highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.